So maybe my last two posts have been dedicated to Disney, and maybe it is because I very recently traveled to Disney, but that is something to rejoice about because who doesn’t love Disney and crafting combined. These past few months I have been obsessed with Disney Pins. I bought myself and my sister a cheap pack off of eBay for trading within the park and I’ve never been happier. Trading is a wonderful activity and makes for a personable experience with cast members and if bought online beforehand, a non-expensive souvenir. I realized after buying so many pins that I didn’t have a way to bring and carry them around in the park, not because I was too lazy to find a lanyard, but because I hate having items hanging around my neck weighing me down. So here is my quick fix to ensure that you have a magical time at Disney.
The first step in this process was acquiring a see-through pencil pouch. Mine I found from Office Depot for a few dollars. I picked a pouch that one side, the back side not seen in the above picture, has bumble bees and the other side was totally clear. I used the bees as the backdrop and the clear side as my front for displaying the pins I wanted to trade. Next, I bought pieces of foam. They usually come in big packs and can be found at craft stores and department stores like Walmart. I picked out red inserts because the red with the back outlined pouch gave me a real Mickey Mouse vibe. Finally, cut your foam pieces to fit into your pouch and then poke your pins onto the foam. I put two inserts into my pouch and had all the backs of the pins touching each other in the middle. This way no pin would be rubbing up on another. The second back inserts included pins I brought that I weren’t sure of trading away yet so I would have them on hand if needed, but not on display for other pin traders to see.
I hope this quick little post and quick little design helps you on your Disney trip or even at home for storing your pins.